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Lakeland Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, digging, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 16 Years 
Color
Black and tan, blue and tan, red-gray, red, wheat, liver, blue or black. 
Coat
Thick, hard and sheds water. 
Exercise Needs
Exercise should consist of long walks and a secured backyard to play in. 
Temperament
The Lakeland Terrier is hardy and brave. He is an intelligent dog who learns quickly. Needs to be socialized at an early age. 
Good with Children
Good with children. He will stand his ground against other dogs and he needs to be taught when young not to chase cats. 
Grooming Needs
Pluck or strip his double coat to maintain strong color and proper texture. A coat which is properly textured will shed dirt. Re 
Average Size - Male (in)
14.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
13.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
17 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
Proportionately Less 
Health Issues
Cataracts, lens luxationv
Living Conditions
Urban or country he will fit well into any home situation. An apartment is adequate if given daily exercise. 

Breed Description

He is a small, workman like dog of square, sturdy build who resembles the wire fox terrier. He generally likes everyone he meets and can distinguish friends from strangers. An enthusiastic breed he enjoys playing with adults or children and has a way of getting his own way making him an entertaining pet. He is related to the Border, Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Developed over a long period of time to be a digging, hunting dog. The Lakeland Terrier was used to hunt vermin in the rugged shale mountains of the Lake District of northern England.

Breed Infobits

The Lakeland has an alert manner and a strong sense of protection for its owner, and so makes a good watch-dog.
The Lakeland Terrier has such a strong personality and such endearing ways that it soon becomes the center of all attention.

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